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"Don't dig up in doubt what you planted in Faith"
|| Elisabeth Elliot
Gaze upon the future with only utmost Hope!
🌸
We all have too much
to accomplish,
much to say,
too many lives yet to be touched,
many hearts to love,
to be living
another second in doubt
🌸
Trust
Have faith
Take time to laugh
Expect miracles
Be a Warrior
not
a worrier.
🌸
I pray we all stay hopeful today for the beauty that is yet to come.. God bless 🙏🏼✨

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another 'What? You too? I thought I was the only one!' (C.S. Lewis) 🌿
I don't talk a whole lot here about my deepest friendships or very often share the activities we do together. They know who they are and what they mean to me and we are all really comfortable and secure in that knowledge. Maybe we should share it more but none of us do for one reason or another. But, that's not really what this is about.
Here's the thing. I just want to encourage those of you who are struggling to find your people. Those people who 100% accept and love you. Who care about you so much that they cry when they see you crying (you know who you are my friend who did this for me recently! 😉) Who will challenge you, encourage you, support you, laugh hysterically with you. The ones who are intentional with you. The ones who are inclusive. Who are extenders themselves and not territorial. The ones where it is a reciprocal friendship. Where you pour into them and they pour into you. The ones who make you finally realize what it means to have 'iron sharpen iron'. If you are longing for those kinds of friendships and wondering if you will ever have them, may I tell you something? I know it's hard. I know you feel lonely. I know you see everyone else hanging out together and can't for the life of you figure out why that seems so elusive. I know that feeling very, very well. But, DON'T GIVE UP!! Keep praying, keep being the one to reach out and extend. Keep being open. Yes, there will be many times it won't work out. But then there will be that glorious moment when it does! And maybe it didn't happen in your teens or your 20's or your 30's or your 40's (or beyond!) but that doesn't mean it won't ever happen!
I believe that God created us to do life together and that He wants us to enjoy the beauty of deep, abiding friendships. If you are struggling in this area, please know that I would be happy to pray for you (send me a DM if you want!) and remember that in order to make a friend we need to first BE a friend. #lifeinseason #friendship

THEY'RE BACK! We sold out of my new Prayer Journal and Devotional SO quickly a few weeks ago, and we've been waiting and waiting for more boxes of them to arrive and today they finally did!! If you haven't had a chance to order copies yet, today is the perfect day to do it! (The link is in my profile!) Also - I love how many of y'all are reading The Lipstick Gospel Devotional by the pool or on the beach or at a lake! I keep getting tagged in the most beautiful photos of what I'm convinced are the best places in the world to spend time with God! Keep 'em coming! I love seeing where y'all are having your quiet times! #lipstickgospel

Well, maybe it started this way. As a dream, but doesn't everything? Those buildings. These lights. This whole city. Somebody had to dream about it first, right!?!
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I am so proud of my daughter @obsessed_az for pursuing her DREAM. Store opens August 1st @amarketoffmill #dream

I have just under a week left of Year 23. My mom asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I gave her my to-read list. One is "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed and she sent me a long message about how I shouldn't go off by myself to hike the PCT because I might run into sketchy characters or I run the risk of falling off a cliff and perishing all by my lonesome self. She said, "Kate, there's no book writing for ladies who die." I told her not to worry -- if I do decide to hike the trail, I'd take a friend so we could look after each other. In the meantime, I may chop off my hair before Year 24 to feel a little more wild hearted and free 🌿

Woohoo!! We love it too! <3 // 'That feeling you get when you're walking through Sam's Club and stumble across a book you're published in! #incourage #cravingconnection #Writinglife' ⠀
📷: @kriscamealy

When you're in the middle of wrestling through book words and finding them hard to get on paper, Facebook memories reminds you that this message has been on your heart for decades - be faithful with the little things.
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It was so fun for me to see this pop up, especially when we had decided on the title-
➡️Just Open the Door: how one invitation can change a generation.
*It's always worth it.💕--- -
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#incourage #writinglife #imperfecthospitality #everydayhospitality #hospitality

Starting with that guarantee from the most faithful friend
who ever lived – Jesus – this book is a step-by-step guide
to friendship you can trust. PreOrder your copy at Neverunfriended.com by April 4th & get some free goodies too!!! #neverunfriended #dayspring #incourage
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"It's not easy to change the conversation. Deeply ingrained patterns of relating won't transform after one encounter. Truth is: Thigh-size match-ups feel more natural than speaking biblical truth to body image issues.
But, someone has to start."
#repost #repostapp #incourage @comparedtowho

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Quick! You are handed a notecard and have 60 second to write a note to ONE person before you are whisked off on a long and perilous journey. Who do you write to and what do you say?? 📝💌

Forgiveness was the theme of this evening's Bible study. I had already been thinking early in the day about the phrase, "Love keeps no records of wrong". I'm so glad God is not up there tallying my mistakes. Lord knows, I do enough of that myself. Some other things that really struck me about forgiveness tonight, were more about what it's not. It's not accepting others mistakes or failures and saying "it's ok". It's not about denying the pain. Forgiveness is a decision to not require that person to pay. And that's something God's given me through His Son Jesus, every. single. day. . . . . . . .

#forgiven #healing #soulscripts #creativeworldview #faithblog #byhisgracebloggers

#dothemath #switzerland #expatlife #reallife #hoffnungfüralle #believeandrecieve

#propelwomen #incourage #incouragewomen #itsdarling #chapel #steinamrhein

#communityovercompetition #gritandvirtue

"Don't dig up in doubt what you planted in Faith"
|| Elisabeth Elliot
Gaze upon the future with only utmost Hope!
🌸
We all have too much
to accomplish,
much to say,
too many lives yet to be touched,
many hearts to love,
to be living
another second in doubt
🌸
Trust
Have faith
Take time to laugh
Expect miracles
Be a Warrior
not
a worrier.
🌸
I pray we all stay hopeful today for the beauty that is yet to come.. God bless 🙏🏼✨

:: A little raw post for your Tuesday morning, photo courtesy of a hospital stay last week :: How confident do you remain of God's goodness when you're in the hospital? When the dream doesn't come? When the pieces don't fit? In the middle of places like that, I know my confidence isn't as rock-solid as I want it to be. It's in those places where this verse becomes a lifeline, a theme song, a marching order- a declaration of God's goodness, no matter what we're facing. I don't know what battles you're facing this week- but I'm praying your confidence in God's goodness is strengthened and built up. That you soar with wings of HOPE for all the good things in store! I pray you have just enough light in front of you to know what that first step of faith looks like, that you continue to contend for your miracle. 🏔 Can I be praying with you today? Drop a comment below, and let's pray for breakthrough together! (P.S. I'm fine- my dad had surgery last week and someone needed to stay overnight with him. Nothing like solid prayer time sitting on a cot! 👌🏻) #peachesncreamstudio #watercolor #handlettering #scripture #shereadstruth #iwillpraise #psalms #hospitalstay #hope #incourage #psalmoftheday #favor #landoftheliving

I have a very special video today. Please check it out! Here is a hint - This is my 2018 Planner Line Up and there may be something special in it for you! Copy and paste the link below into your browser for the video. My You Tube channel is: ThriftyFifty #plannerlineup #2018planners #plumpaperplanner #erincondren #recollections #illustratedfaith #incourage #2018plannerlineup
https://youtu.be/CfJa9Ba_i_s

My moving day thoughts, as I watch this season come to a close literally right before my eyes, echo those that @annswindell shared on @incourage over a year ago. Her words explain why, on a day that once would have lost me to emotional turmoil and probably a downward spiral, I am at peace: "When we embrace change in our lives out of obedience to Christ, we will find Him to be the greatest joy of all. Whether or not the situation gets better or harder or easier, we can experience deep joy — not because of the circumstances, but because Jesus is there with us, through it all." Amen, amen. So while this move has its very real challenges, and I have a part of me that longs to never move again, and I don't know what this next season will hold, I do know there's no place I would rather be than here about to embark on a new journey with Jesus. And so I go through each moment in expectation of Him. #anexpectantheart

Well, maybe it started this way. As a dream, but doesn't everything? Those buildings. These lights. This whole city. Somebody had to dream about it first, right!?!
.
I am so proud of my daughter @obsessed_az for pursuing her DREAM. Store opens August 1st @amarketoffmill #dream

"We grieve, mourn, and weep because of love. If love is real, grief is sure. Faith doesn't take the grieving out of love. What it does, is that it gives us the ability beyond the brokenness of love to have a hope to sorrow not as those who have no hope. The love that sustains us is the love of God through Jesus Christ. We have confidence of the abiding strength of the love of God." - David H. McKinley // I love those words from our pastor and teacher. We as Christians are not absent of pain, struggles, loss, or attack. But what we do have is the hope of Jesus Christ to sustain us and strengthen us through it all. Hope is what sets us apart. It is how we are to show the world it is going to be ok, and not to give up. {1 Thessalonians 4:13} •


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With every new morning don't forget hope 💜 hope that what is said will be acted upon 💜hope that hard work will gain good results 💜hope that potential will be fulfilled and planted seeds will grow 💜hope in love 💜#hope #heart #hearts #bravehearts #brave #blogger #poetsofinstagram #prose #wisdom #writer #writerscommunity #writersoninstagram #free #faith #follow #soul #spirit #hopeinlove #incourage #instagood #instalove #inspirationalquotes #encourage

Have a blessed Sunday✨

I borrowed a camp friend's tattered, well read copy of "Living Buddha, Living Christ" by Thich Nhat Hanh and I'm completely and utterly falling in love with the simplicity and mindfulness of his words 🌿
// "Looking deeply" means observing something or someone with so much concentration that the distinction between observer and observed disappears. The result is insight into the true nature of the object. When we look into the heart of a flower, we see clouds, sunshine, minerals, time, the earth, and everything else in the cosmos in it. Without clouds, there could be no rain, and there would be no flower. Without time, the flower could not bloom. In fact, the flower is made entirely of non-flower elements; it has no independent existence. It "inter-is" with everything else in the universe. When we see the nature of interbeing, barriers between ourselves and others are dissolved, and peace, love and understanding are possible. Whenever there is understanding, compassion is born 🌿//

Create your symphony of life.

The butterfly girls in cabin 2A brought me endless joy this week, sparking sweet life into my lil heart. I adored being present in the way they served and supported each other, and asked questions about high school, boys and their faiths. Love you all, lovely ladies. Don't be afraid to lean on each other -- I wish I had a group of gurls like you all when I was your age 💕

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